OOC Discussion.   Posted by Harbinger.Group: 0
Harbinger
 GM, 74 posts
 The harsh judgment
 of deep space
Mon 22 Jun 2015
at 20:42
Re: OOC Discussion
Sorry about the delay everyone. I've been searching for a job like mad and it's eaten up a lot of my time.
Harbinger
 GM, 76 posts
 The harsh judgment
 of deep space
Tue 23 Jun 2015
at 04:40
Re: OOC Discussion
Updates underway. Some of you were bad and didn't calculate the Research budget properly.

Tsk tsk.

Edit: I got us started. Should have more tomorrow after I get back from the clinic.

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:54, Tue 23 June 2015.

Analyst
 player, 21 posts
Tue 23 Jun 2015
at 21:14
Re: OOC Discussion
How do we raise the % we can spend during peace/war time?
Harbinger
 GM, 78 posts
 The harsh judgment
 of deep space
Tue 23 Jun 2015
at 21:22
Re: OOC Discussion
You can't without causing unrest.

You can change to a wartime economy during an actual war, but that won't boost your % above 40. It'll increase Space/Ground/Espionage spending caps and reduce the rest.
Analyst
 player, 22 posts
Tue 23 Jun 2015
at 23:14
Re: OOC Discussion
No new governmental offices or policy chances or anything like that can change it? The % are set for the whole game? Not complaining, just trying to understand.
Harbinger
 GM, 79 posts
 The harsh judgment
 of deep space
Thu 25 Jun 2015
at 02:18
Re: OOC Discussion
It's more of a representation of what everyone is willing to accept. Overspending in any area is bound to cause backlash if not public unrest.

If you want, you can try to create a new economic type aside from wartime or peace time.

Your wartime economy would look like this, btw.
[7] Construction & engineering - Maximum 40% of budget
[8] Research & development - Maximum 30% of budget
[5] Economy & trade - Maximum 20% of budget
[4] Diplomacy - Maximum 10% of budget
[3] Espionage & counter-intelligence - Maximum 40% of budget
[5] Space/Naval Warfare - Maximum 40% of budget
[4] Ground/Infantry Warfare - Maximum 30% of budget


It's 40, 40, 40, 30, 30, 20, 10 in different orders.

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:19, Thu 25 June 2015.

Analyst
 player, 23 posts
Sun 28 Jun 2015
at 10:19
Re: OOC Discussion
Harbinger- Can you open up a thread where we can start listing future feasibility studies? It will give us some time to interact while you update.
Harbinger
 GM, 81 posts
 The harsh judgment
 of deep space
Thu 2 Jul 2015
at 01:20
Re: OOC Discussion
Sorry about the wait folks. I just went through a harrowing week of job interviews and hiring gauntlets.
Xenos
 player, 46 posts
Thu 2 Jul 2015
at 05:18
Re: OOC Discussion
In reply to Harbinger (msg # 95):

We should hope you found something that pays fantastically and yet leaves sufficient time for RPoL, eh?
Harbinger
 GM, 82 posts
 The harsh judgment
 of deep space
Thu 2 Jul 2015
at 05:24
Re: OOC Discussion
Sadly, I got nothing. But at least I have plenty of time for Rpol.
Xenos
 player, 47 posts
Thu 2 Jul 2015
at 05:25
Re: OOC Discussion
Bummer :(
Harbinger
 GM, 83 posts
 The harsh judgment
 of deep space
Thu 2 Jul 2015
at 05:26
Re: OOC Discussion
Yeah, it's kind of depressing.
Harbinger
 GM, 84 posts
 The harsh judgment
 of deep space
Thu 2 Jul 2015
at 20:40
Re: OOC Discussion
I did a bad. I identified VASIMR rockets as chemical, when in fact they're a form of electric propulsion. I have corrected this mistake.

VASIMR, for future reference, are useless for getting into orbit or landing, but they are amazing for getting around from orbit to orbit cheaply and efficiently.

Addendum: Updates are happening. I'm sorry about the wait.

Addendum addendum: Please welcome Veritas from the original Circle No Longer game.
Harbinger
 GM, 85 posts
 The harsh judgment
 of deep space
Thu 2 Jul 2015
at 21:12
Re: OOC Discussion
Was Biomechanics supposed to be about the study of the way organisms interact with the physical world or was it intended to be about synthetic organisms?
Analyst
 player, 24 posts
Thu 2 Jul 2015
at 21:39
Re: OOC Discussion
I had intended it to be the study of the form and function of wildlife. I thought that it might later apply to ship design, ground vehicle design, and cybernetic implants.
Harbinger
 GM, 86 posts
 The harsh judgment
 of deep space
Thu 2 Jul 2015
at 22:29
Re: OOC Discussion
That works for me.
Harbinger
 GM, 87 posts
 The harsh judgment
 of deep space
Thu 2 Jul 2015
at 22:52
Re: OOC Discussion
Almost done. I still have to do the calculations and a couple more details.
Veritas
 player, 1 post
Fri 3 Jul 2015
at 15:13
Re: OOC Discussion
Beyond excited to see this game has returned. Well, restarted I suppose? Thanks harbringer! I'll read through the ret of the threads to get up to date and all.
Harbinger
 GM, 89 posts
 The harsh judgment
 of deep space
Mon 6 Jul 2015
at 23:05
Re: OOC Discussion
Sorry about the wait. Updating resumes now.
Harbinger
 GM, 90 posts
 The harsh judgment
 of deep space
Mon 6 Jul 2015
at 23:46
Re: OOC Discussion
Updates complete.
Harbinger
 GM, 92 posts
 The harsh judgment
 of deep space
Sat 11 Jul 2015
at 02:47
Re: OOC Discussion
You can propose a budget any time.
Analyst
 player, 27 posts
Tue 14 Jul 2015
at 12:45
Re: OOC Discussion
Harbinger, what percentage of our own planet has been explored?
Xenos
 player, 50 posts
Tue 14 Jul 2015
at 19:20
Re: OOC Discussion
@Analyst, I'm going to let you chime in to Harbinger's query on Probe Droids as you proposed the tech if that's ok
Harbinger
 GM, 94 posts
 The harsh judgment
 of deep space
Tue 14 Jul 2015
at 21:26
Re: OOC Discussion
all of it, technically. You have complete satellite coverage so you've imaged the entire surface. As far as parts you know well, you have a population exceeding 10 billion which is spread out across the globe.

Population density varies, but generally you have the dense population centers and then as you radiate outward it thins out as you'd expect.
Analyst
 player, 28 posts
Wed 15 Jul 2015
at 00:04
Re: OOC Discussion
So the idea I had for probe droid, was a probe with a computer brain / protocols set that could make decisions as what and how much to explore based on the data collected. Is something looks interesting then it could check it out further, in all things read normal then its time to look for something else to investigate.